Press Release: March 16, 2020

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ECLC of New Jersey Update on COVID-19 Outbreak

ECLC of New Jersey is closely monitoring the evolving situation with the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure the health and safety of all students, clients and staff.

The Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus campuses are closed effective on Monday, March 16, and both shall remain closed until further notice. Re-opening will depend in part upon the resumption of transportation services from the sending districts. This morning, both schools smoothly transitioned to remote learning, using SmartBoards, Zoom video conferencing and other tools.

As of this morning, the PRIDE Program closed for the week. If an extended closure is required, parents and guardians will be notified.

The Support Coordination services provided by Community Personnel Services (CPS) are continuing through alternate arrangements approved by the state.

In addition, the following measures were taken prior to closure:

There was increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols throughout all facilities. All community-based outings were terminated. Staff made sure that students and clients followed health safety protocols.

Meanwhile, the annual school fund-raising dinners have been postponed. The Ho-Ho-Kus school event will take place on June 23 at the Estate at Florentine Gardens. The Chatham school will hold its dinner on June 8 at the Birchwood Manor. See more details about purchasing tickets.

These measures were taken in response to the outbreak and not because of any exposure. For more information about ECLC's response to COVID-19, please visit our homepage.